Agenda


Session IIIb: Forestry – a growing asset class
Forestry as an investment in the planet’s future
Moderator: William Schlosser, Washington State University


8:00 – 8:20 Forest Investment Framework as a Support Tool for the Sustainable Management of Planted Forests
Richard Yao, SCION
8:25 – 8:45 Projecting global and regional outlooks for planted forests under the shared socioeconomic pathways
Frederick W. Cubbage, NCSU
8:50 – 9:10 Ultra-premium hardwood from complex natural forests – the paradigm case in Modern Forest Finance
John Foppert, Pekin Branch Forestry
9:15 – 9:35 TBD
Phil Cottle, ForestRe
09:35 – 10:00 Coffee Break


Session IV: Applied Science
Moderator: TBD


10:05 – 10:25 Why log price predictions define overall asset value for timber management organizations?
William Schlosser, WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
10:30 – 10:50 Timberland Investment Trends: Tempests on Wall Street versus Global Opportunities
Frederick W. Cubbage, NCSU
10:55 – 11:15 Publicly-traded vs private equity investment options – which are better for investors interested in participating in the timberland asset class?
Richard Mei, UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
11:20-11:40 Economic impacts of setting reference levels for the forest carbon sinks in the EU on the European forest sector
Birger Solberg, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
11:45 – 12:05 Which investors are willing to pay for goodwill and impact in their alternatives investments?
Adair Morse, HAAS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKLEY
12:10 – 13:10 Lunch


13:15 – 14:15 PANEL: Investments in Forestry, Trends and Opportunities
Moderator: Sona Blessing, Independant Researcher
Laura Merlini, CAIA Association

Rafal Chudy, NORSKOG
Wendelin von Gravenreuth, MEAG
Justin Beardon, Preqin


Session Ib: Wood Industry – The Future of Wood
Moderator: Rafal Chudy, NORSKOG


14:40 – 15:00 Wood Fibre Life Cycle at Egger as a Foundation for Sustainable Future.
Lukasz Tymendorf, EGGER GROUP
15:05 – 15:25 SCA, the forest and the climate
Björn Lyngfelt, SCA
15:30 – 15:50 How Does the Public see Sustainable Wood Sources?
Hendrikus Oddendal, JELD-WEN

15:55 – 16:15 The importance of markets: linerboard industry and forestry in the US South
Jacek Siry, UGA

16:20 Adjourn


16:45 – 19:00 Forest Asset Valuation Course


Tom Tuchmann

Tom Tuchmann photo, US Forest Capital

 

Mr. Tuchmann is President of US Forest Capital, LLC, a forest advisory company based in Portland, OR.  US Forest Capital helps clients: identify, manage and finance natural resource transactions; create and improve governance structures; and resolve public policy and communication challenges. In this role, Mr. Tuchmann has helped raise $280 million in conservation and ecosystem service funding that has conserved 165,000 acres of private working forestland.

Prior to founding US Forest Capital, Tom was Western Director and Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. During his tenure, he directed negotiations and implementation of the $480 million Headwaters Forest Agreement and he was charged with designing and managing President Clinton’s Forum that resulted in the $50 million conservation management plan for Lake Tahoe.

In his capacity as a public servant, Tom also served as the Director of the U.S. Office of Forestry and Economic Development where he was responsible for developing and implementing the President’s 24-million-acre Northwest Forest Plan and the associated $1.2 billion economic assistance program.

Mr. Tuchmann has also served as lead staff for the Senate Agriculture Committee where numerous statutes — including the Forest Legacy, Stewardship Contracting, Forest Stewardship, Northern Forest and Lake Champlain programs — that he developed on behalf of the Chairman were signed into law. Tom also served as Policy Director for Society of American Foresters.

Tom graduated with forestry degrees from Northern Arizona University and Pennsylvania State University and has served as Adjunct Professor at the Lewis and Clark School of Law. Tom speaks regularly on an array of natural resource topics, has served as Board Chair for Sustainable Northwest and currently serves on Northern Arizona University’s School of Forestry Advisory Board.

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EGGER Group raw chipboards plant in Biskupiec
Host: To be determined

Due to the dynamic developmen EGGER Group has decided to build first plant in Poland. The investment has been located in Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodeship, in the town of Biskupiec. The factory brings to the region around 400 direct new jobs and 600 indirect jobs created by business partners and local small & medium businesses. Investment in Biskupiec is a key plant in this part of Europe, equipped with the best available technologies. The plant produces mainly raw chipboards for the furniture industry.

http://www.biskupiec.egger.com/en/media/press-releases/egger-plant-in-biskupiec-starts-production/ 


IKEA Industry Wielbark
Host: To be determined

IKEA Industry Wielbark is one of the largest sawmills in Poland, with 100% of wood being delivered from the forests of the north-eastern part of the country. The facility also includes a glued-laminated board, a furniture factory and a pellet plant in the same location. IKEA Industry Wielbark produces over 2.5 million furniture and 35,000 tons of pellets per year. The facility employs over 1800 people. In 2016 the plant successfully completed the NEPcon certification procedure and became the responsible biomass producer. The factory produces furniture and wooden elements, including popular HEMNES and HURDAL series, which are exported to IKEA stores around the world. The IKEA beds, chests of drawers and wardrobes, designed in Scandinavian traditional style, decorate interiors of houses in over 80 countries.

https://www.industry.ikea.pl/index/nasze-zaklady/wielbark.html (in Polish but you can translate the page into English using Google).


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Agenda

7:30 – 9:30      Registration – Sheraton Sopot Hotel/Lobby
8:00 – 8:15      Introduction and Welcome /Conference Room
Master of Ceremony: Sona Blessing, Independent Researcher
Organizer: Karolina Chudy, FBA


Session Ia: Wood Industry and Certification
Moderator: Arne Rørå, NORSKOG


8:20 – 9:20      PANEL: Where the wood will flow? International trade prospects and challenges.
William Schlosser, Washington State University

Hendrikus Oddendal, JELD-WEN
Krzysztof Wypij, Bureau Veritas Certification Holding
Charles de Villers, Margules Groome
9:20 – 9:40      Coffee Break


Session II: New Technologies
Moderator: Karolina Chudy, FBA


9:45 – 10:05    Bucking industry practises with value-based harvest optimization.
Perttu Aunola, Trimble Forestry
10:10 – 10:30    The difference AI can make in forest management and planning
Rolf Schmitz, CollectiveCrunch
10:35 – 10:55    Augmented Reality in the forestry – today and in the future.
Johan Ekenstedt, Arboreal
11:00 – 11:20   Digital aerial forest management How to make the most of the new image and 3D analysis technologies to optimise your forest productivity.
Albrecht von Ruffer, SKYLAB

11:25 – 11:45    Taking the pulse of the forest: emerging satellite technologies for timberland evaluation and monitoring.
Joseph O. Sexton, terraPulse
11:50– 12:10    TBD
Timbeter
12:10 – 13:05    Lunch


Session IIIa: Forestry – a growing asset class
Moderator: Robert L. Izlar


13:05 – 13:25    Forestry as an investment asset – trends and drivers in the Baltic Rim region.
Arne Rørå, NORSKOG
13:30  – 13:50   Creating Impact Investments and Measuring their Returns – 3 forestry cases studies
Tom Tuchmann, US FOREST CAPITAL
13:55 –14:15    Why Ingka Group invests in forestland?
Andriy Hrytsyuk, INGKA HOLDING B.V.
14:20– 14:40    Coffee Break
14:45 – 15:05    TBD
15:10 – 15:30   Central European Storm & Beetle Crisis: Effects on a Diversified Timberland Portfolio.
Felix Jenninger, Salm-Salm & Partner
15:35 – 15:55    Timberland: Harvesting the Illiquidity Risk Premia for a Portfolio (A Cross-section of Allocator Insights)
Sona Blessing, Independent Researcher
16:00 – 16:25   Timberland Investments in Africs – investing in the value chain: challenges and opportunities.
Hans Lemm, Green Resources
16:45 – 19:00    Forest Asset Valuation Course / Free time / Business Meetings
19:30 – 21:00    GALA DINNER

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